Spicing Things Up

Chiles. Chilies. Chillies. Peppers. Capsicum. Wherever you are, whatever you call them, chiles are a garden favorite the world over with good reason. While they add color and kick to nearly every ethnic flavor, chiles  are versatile and lend well to a variety of environments – including the urban garden. Pair them with eggplant and tomatoes or grow smaller varieties on a … Read More

Protect Your Soil And Use Less Water With Mulch

We grow in the tropics, on a cement rooftop, in more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. Needless to say, our garden gets hot. However, though we water only in the cool of late evenings or early mornings, by dusk the following afternoon our soil is still moist and forms loose clumps when squeezed in the palm. The key to healthy soil is … Read More

The Plot

The first roof plot we will be working with is located on the northeastern side of Colombo and has approximately 60 square feet with full sun throughout the day. With this amount of exposure and tropical climate, temperatures can reach extremes. It will be important to find the best mulching and water conservation practices, and the hardiest vegetable varieties to keep this … Read More

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